What to do with your Pussyhat, now that the big march is over? I have a few on my hands, since I knit 20 this year. I’m a big supporter of the bright pink headgear that tells the television cameras and our sister marchers that we are united… and VISIBLE… and intent on protecting our rights as women and human beings!
But I woke up with the funny idea of ways to reuse the Pussyhat in everyday life. (I wear mine daily, because everyday wear = everyday resistance. But you might not want to.) So… What’s a gal to do?
Potholders? Dress Pockets? Fridge pocket? Chalkboard eraser? These are just a few of the 101 Ideas shared in my newest offering:
It’s funny. It’s free. It’s fresh from the creative mind of Julia Roberts. If you want yours, go here and opt in.
My hat’s off (haha) to the pussyhatproject.com invention and design of the pussyhat – an extraordinary way to make visual, the hurt and disdain millions – literally millions – of women felt after Trump’s “Grab her by the pussy” comments were apparently forgiven, and he was elected president, anyway. Designer Jayna Zweiman is handicapped, and designed the hat as her way of participating in the Women’s March in 2017, since she wouldn’t be able to attend personally. The pink color was chosen simply because Pink is the time-honored color associated with girls and women. The hat is NOT intended to represent any anatomical body part – but to be a way of signalling the nation that we are here, we are united, and we will not let you grab us by the pussy – even if you’re famous and powerful.
The Pussyhat Project was co-founded by Krista Suh. Pussyhat is their trademark, and I created my work with great deference and respect for their contribution to the ongoing dialogue. Because I think they’ve really summed up the Pussyhat spirit very well, I quote from their site: